A gifted group of students and graduates from Brigham Young University (BYU) – Taylor Miranda, Richard Williams, Eliza Smith, and Nate Young, have combined their artistry to form a band collectively known as TREN. According to their Facebook page, their genre includes “music for movies and beyond.”
The group uses social media to help promote their work. Their first YouTube video “Live or Survive” with over 160,000 views was created in hopes of capturing the movie industry’s attention to use the song as part of the last “Hunger Games” movie, but unfortunately that did not happen.
The band released a new video on YouTube on 12 August 2015 of their new song called “Civil War” with expectations of the song being used in the new “Captain America: Civil War” movie where Captain America will fight against Iron Man. In the description of the video it states, “The premise of the song is that evil wins when forces for good are divided. It is when we come together, that good prevails and amazing things can happen.”
In order for their music to gain a wider audience and the attention that they desire from the movie industry, the band is asking their fans to help spread the word through social media venues. Richard Williams told LDS.net:
Generally speaking, we get a positive response from people, so as long as we can get them to hear it, it does well. But really the fans sharing and posting our music has made such a HUGE difference in getting the word out there, and we’re really grateful for that!
He also commented about the first song not being selected for the “Hunger Games” movie:
We got a number of important people in the film and music industry to hear it…which is pretty phenomenal when you’re starting from ‘nothing. We’ve connected with many people who have approached us and have wanted to work with us because they see a lot of potential in us.